Symposium on Risks in Integrated Energy systems

Symposium on Risks in Integrated Energy systems


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The Economic and Social Research Institute

Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Dublin 2


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The aim of this half-day symposium is to bring academia and industry together and discuss theoretical and practical issues of risks and finance in integrated energy systems.

Energy system integration (ESI) is the process of coordinating the operation and planning of energy systems across multiple pathways and geographical scales in order to deliver reliable, cost effective energy services with less impact on the environment. With the ongoing energy transition questions arise about what types of risks and uncertainties do market participants of integrated energy systems face and how can they manage them. These risks include price dynamics in fuel and carbon markets, declining costs of competing technologies, and uncertainties related to consumer demand and energy policy.


08.45 Registration and Coffee

09.15 Welcome Address: Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

Session 1: Risk and finance in integrated energy systems

Chair Valentin Bertsch, ESRI

09.30 Risk Management and Hedging Approaches in Energy Markets, Jim Hanly (DIT)

09.55 Matching Risk to the Right Investment Product, Kieran Fitzgerald (AIB)

10.20 Combining GARCH Forecast with Alternative Weighting Schemes in Electricity Market, Hanyu Zhang (UCD), Julie Byrne (UCD), Martina Assereto (UCD)

10.45 Tea/Coffee

Session 2: Risk management and hedging in electricity markets

Chair Julie Byrne, UCD

11.15 Hedging of Price Risks in the Irish Electricity Market, Cyriel de Jong (KYOS)

11.40 A Looming Revolution: Implications of Decentralized Electricity Generation and Self-consumption for Suppliers’ Risk Exposure and Market Efficiency, Marianna Russo (ESRI), Valentin Bertsch (ESRI)

12.05 Power Spreads in Electricity Futures Markets, Petr Spodniak (ESRI), Valentin Bertsch (ESRI)

12.30 Panel discussion – Chair Lisa Ryan, UCD, Panellists to be confirmed

13.00 Close and lunch

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